Philadelphia, PA - The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is happy to announce season-long programming to celebrate the traditions and vibrancy of Latino culture in Philadelphia and beyond, kicking off during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15, 2017).
Beginning with the premiere of the Center’s brand new, free monthly Latin Music Series La NOCHE on Monday, September 18, Kimmel Center audiences are invited to experience dance, song, storytelling, and invaluable artistic contributions from across the Latin community throughout the year.
“We are thrilled to launch our brand new program La NOCHE during Hispanic Heritage Month,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “This program perfectly reflects our mission to bring broad and diverse, culturally-significant programming to our Kimmel Center Cultural Campus for the people of Philadelphia.”
In addition to the monthly La NOCHE, free programming includes Songs You Left Behind, an evening of songs and storytelling (Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.), and the Kimmel Center’s Three Kings Day holiday tradition (Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.). Other upcoming offerings include internationally-known musicians: singer Lila Downs (Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.); ensemble Juan De Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars (Friday, January 12, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.); global phenomenon Tango Fire dance troupe led by superstar German Cornejo (Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 8 p.m.); and the Broadway sensation sweeping the nation, On Your Feet: The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Story (April 10-15, 2018, at the Academy of Music)